Firefighter’s rush to rescue dog at Duchess of Cambridge’s home

July 19, 2013

According to July 19 report from E! Online News, the Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service in Reading responded to an animal distress call at the $3 million estate in Bucklebury.

A photographer on the scene in hopes of getting a photo of the royal couple, Greg Blatchford, told E News the incident occurred shortly after 5 p.m. GMT (another source lists 6 p.m. GMT).
Although Greg didn’t understand the dog’s name, he believes the person shouting was calling Lupo. Greg told E! Online

“Soon after I heard a high-pitched scream which sounded like a dog is distress. I presume that was when they were pulling the poor animal out from between the bars of the gate.”

Lupo is the name of Duchess Kate’s cocker spaniel, whom she and the Duke purchased in January 2012. Clarence House later announced that the trapped dog wasn’t Lupo.

Perhaps they were just trying to save the dog from embarrassment since it’s not good publicity to get your head stuck between the bars of a gate when your very pregnant adoptive “mother” is about to give birth to the Royal baby.

A spokesman for Berkshire’s emergency services reported

“Our crew got to the manor but were told as they arrived at the gates that the dog, which had got its head stuck, had been freed just a few moments earlier so their services were not needed. The animal rescue unit was stood down before it reached Bucklebury and the appliance returned home.”

As for the birth of the royal baby, the world is still waiting. Most sources agree that Kate is either at or passed her due date.


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